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The funk I'm in...

Friday, September 17, 2010      3 comments

I hate it when I feel like this & am happy that it only happens rarely. I live in a retirement town. By that I mean, people in their golden years come here to live out their lives & die. My cousin passed away 2 Friday's ago. ... Read more

Need to get to the gym ...

Friday, August 27, 2010      0 comments

& get some lifting in. I'm keeping up on my cardio but need to get back to lifting. ... Read more

Don't know where my energy went...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010      3 comments

I think all of my gitty up & go, got up & went. All the iron in my blood turned into lead & went to my ass. I have had no energy to get up & hit the gym for the past 3 days. I've not been sleeping well & I'm fighting w/ the satin sheets a... Read more

Starting to see some definition...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010      0 comments

in my shoulders & upper arms. I'm walking daily & biking or elliptical along w/ it. I lift every other day along w/ my walking. Haven't lost an ounce put am wearing my clothes better. One of these days nothing will look great on me, ... Read more

I'm gettin' there...

Thursday, July 22, 2010      1 comments

I benched 225lbs, 4 times & again 3 times this AM at the gym. I'm 60 years old & getting stronger by the week. I'd like to be able to do 12 reps for 2 sets. Then I'll be strong enough to up the weight a little. I'd sh*t bricks 7 build a ... Read more

I need some uplifting support...

Wednesday, July 07, 2010      6 comments

I'm not getting up in the AM to work out, my portion sizes are huge, I'm eating Pop Tarts right before I go to bed & I suck at Spark Trivia!!! I know I'm throwing a tantrum but nothing is going right. I'm doing everything wrong & right at ... Read more

I feel pretty good about. . .

Thursday, July 01, 2010      1 comments

benching 225lbs last night. I'm a little sore but what can you expect from a 60 year old man. I only did 2 rep's but the spell is broken. I'll start working it into my routine & see if I can't work up to 250 by Christmas 2010. we'll see.... Read more

woo hoo...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010      1 comments

Benched 225 lbs today for the 1st time. Did it w/ free weights & w/o help. Only did 2 reps but am 4 weeks ahead of schedule. I'm getting there!!! Not bad for a 60 year old guy who's had a 3x bypass 9 years ago next month. Ralph the ... Read more

Mixed feelings. . .

Friday, June 18, 2010      1 comments

I haven't lost 1 ounce in a year, however, I have toned up my upper body enough to see the results in the mirror. I'm stronger in my lifting, I can bike at 10 mph for an hour, I can walk @ 3mph for an hour & I can use the elliptical for 35 ... Read more

I just can't believe. . .

Tuesday, June 15, 2010      2 comments

that I'm not losing any weight!!! I'm moving my body mass around to different places on my frame BUT I'm not losing an ounce. For example. . . I bike 60 miles a/month 20 miles on the elliptical @ 3mph 6 miles on the treadmill @ 3 ... Read more

Benched 215 this AM. . .

Friday, May 28, 2010      2 comments

Only did it 3 times but it's a start. Hope to put 2 plates per side on in the next 30 days. . . we'll see.... Read more

I'm getting there. . .

Wednesday, May 26, 2010      0 comments

I went from 205 to 210 in the bench press today!!! Doesn't sound like much but for a 60 year old guy I think it's decent, no??? Am trying for 225 by mid summer. Should make it 2 weeks early. Elliptical time is still at 30 minutes & l... Read more

It's another Monday. . .

Monday, May 17, 2010      2 comments

Back in the gym today after a week of lazy set in. I'm benching 185 w/o any spotters because I feel that confidant lifting that much. Did some assisted pull ups for a change & some different bicep curls. Also did my 30 minutes on the elli... Read more

Still a little sad. . .

Monday, May 10, 2010      1 comments

about my friends young son. I've looked into my own soul & have come to grips w/ my own frailty & how close death can be. 9 years ago this July I had a 3X bypass & lost 4 days of my life being transferred from hospital to hospital while ... Read more

I'm a little sad today. . .

Friday, May 07, 2010      2 comments

Some friends of mine have a son w/ Down's & just found out that he might have cancer. Staci is really shaken up & therefore so am I. Why does crap like this happen to good kids & never, it seems, to the jerks in the world??? I'm havin... Read more

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